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Former Virginia Insurance Agents Face Identity, Data Breach

(6/21/2016) The Virginia State Corporation Commission is advising former licensed insurance agents of the potential improper access to their personal data by a former contr... full story

Make Sure Your Clients Renew Their Flood Insurance Policy

(6/21/2016) Don’t let your clients make the mistake of letting their flood insurance policy lapse due to a lack of flood events in their area, or because their property h... full story

Counting Employees Isn’t as Easy as You Think

(6/21/2016) Sharp differences in federal laws require and direct employers to count and report their same base of employees in different ways... full story

Vullo Confirmed As NY’s Top Insurance Regulator

(6/21/2016) New York’s state senate confirmed Maria Vullo as the Superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services, a position in which she has been serving... full story

MetLife Waives Retirement for Its CEO

(6/21/2016) Steven Kandarian, the 64-year-old chairman and chief executive of MetLife Inc., will be able to continue serving as head of the largest life insurer in the U.S.... full story

June Is Healthy Homes Month

(6/21/2016) Routine maintenance and repairs are very important, but there are other critical areas in your home that also need your attention... full story

NY DOI’s Holocaust Claims Processing Office Receives Award From Anne Frank Center

(6/21/2016) New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo announced that the Holocaust Claims Processing Office will receive the Outstanding Citiz... full story

Many Types of Coverage Could Be Involved in Orlando Shooting

(6/15/2016) Although many details of the insurance issues related to the mass shooting on June 12 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, are unknown, Ben Tucker, he... full story

Supporters of State Insurance Regulation Express Relief at Fed Proposals

(6/15/2016) The Federal Reserve’s proposed domestic capital standard has eliminated the encroachment of global standards on U.S. regulations and the expansion of federal ... full story

Groups File Lawsuits to Block Department of Labor Fiduciary Rules

(6/15/2016) President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation that would have blocked enforcement of final Department of Labor retirement plan fiduciary rules... full story

British Firm Takes Lead in Insuring Driverless Cars

(6/15/2016) The British insurance company Adrian Flux Insurance Services has launched what is believed to be the first auto insurance policy for autonomous and partly autom... full story

New Study Finds Opioid Use Declining With Reforms

(6/15/2016) According to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, there has been a noticeable decrease in the amount of opioids prescribed per workers’... full story

Most Large Insurers Not Planning to Withdraw From ACA

(6/15/2016) According to an analysis of insurer earnings calls by the Commonwealth Fund, most insurers are not discussing withdrawals from the Affordable Care Act marketpla... full story

Great Expectations: Agency Principal Augusto Russell

(6/07/2016) The June 2016 cover story in the National Underwriter is a feature on PIA National’s 2016 Professional Agent of the Year, Augusto Russell... full story

Rep. Hensarling Offers Election-Year Plan to Undo Dodd-Frank

(6/07/2016) Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has unveiled a plan “to replace the Dodd-Frank Act and promote economic growth.”... full story

Threats to State Regulation Loom from U.S and EU Governments

(6/07/2016) For almost a year now, Congress has been acting favorably on many of the issues important to independent insurance agencies. full story

Fed Proposes Capital Reserve Change for Insurance Companies

(6/07/2016) The Federal Reserve System Board of Governors approved proposed capital requirements for insurers considered systemically important firms that differ significan... full story

Insurance Industry Gained 3,300 Jobs in May

(6/07/2016) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the insurance sector added 3,300 jobs in May, a seasonally adjusted increase of 0.12 percent for May 2016 over ... full story

Rodriguez Retires After 62 Years at AIG

(6/07/2016) In 2005, when AIG founder and CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg resigned, he had worked at the firm for 45 years... full story

Market Scout: Commercial Rates Drop in May on Large Accounts

(6/07/2016) MarketScout reports that commercial property and casualty rates fell 2 percent on average in May, with crime coverage experiencing a 1 percent increase... full story